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  1. Maura

    Verizon Admits to Throttling Netflix and Other Streaming Services

    MacRumors reports that after some Verizon Wireless customers started noticing last week that various streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube were being throttled, Verizon admitted to Ars Technica that it is in fact throttling some services. A Verizon spokesperson said that it was doing so...
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    Netflix Replacing Star Ratings With Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down

    MacRumors reports today that Netflix has announced that it is to replace its familiar star viewer ratings with simple thumbs up and thumbs down ratings. In the original source report, Variety said that while the star ratings previously given to content on Netflix will still be used on viewers’...
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    Offline Playback Helps Netflix Become Top Grossing US App

    It seems that adding the long-awaited ability to download and watch content offline has done wonders for Netflix, which has now become even more popular since adding the feature, according to 9to5 Mac. So much so that it has now become the top grossing app in the US for the first time ever...
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    Get Your Netflix Narcos Fix With New Mobile Game

    Variety reports that fans of the Netflix series Narcos will soon be able to run their own international drug cartel via a mobile game based on the show, which centres around the hunt for Pablo Escobar, the Colombian drug kingpin. The free-to-play game, entitled “Narcos: Cartel Wars,” is...
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    Netflix Gets Picture in Picture Mode for iPad With New Update

    Netflix has updated its iPad app with a long-requested feature, Picture in Picture mode. This means that all iOS-9-compatible (i.e., at least an iPad Air or iPad mini 2) iPad users can now start watching Netflix from within the Netflix app, but then switch to watching in thumbnail view in other...
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    Netflix Considering Making Content Downloadable

    Re/code reports that Netflix is considering making its content available to download rather than just to stream. During Netflix’s Q1 earnings call yesterday, Re/code’s Peter Kafka asked Netflix CEO Reed Hastings about the possibility of a download option being added to the service, just as...